Sunday August 21, 2011 Day 2 Finished Molineux

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 - 0 Fulham

  • Doyle 42’
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  1. Impressive Wolves down Fulham

    Impressive Wolves down Fulham

    Two goals late in the first half were enough to see Wolves beat Fulham 2-0 in the season's first Premier League fixture at Molineux. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Wolverhampton Wanderers
    • Fulham
    • 90+34 The full time whistle blows.
    • 90+2' Fletcher is replaced by George Elokobi.
    • 90' There will be three minutes of added time.
    • 90' Jarvis is replaced by Michael Kightly.
    • 89' O'Hara has another go. It's better, but still not quite good enough. He latches onto a reverse ball and looks to whip the ball into the far corner but it drifts wide.
    • 87' Great build-up play from the hosts. The ball is shifted from left to right before being sent into the penalty area. Jarvis knocks the ball down for O'Hara at the far post but the midfielder can only knee the effort wide.
    • 84' Hunt is replaced by Kevin Foley.
    • 83' Riise laces a free kick from 40 yards but it's poor. He doesn't catch it well at all and it dribbles harmlessly wide of the goal.
    • 82' The hosts are enjoying a nice little spell of possession at the minute. That chance was the first time Hennessey has been seriously tested all game.
    • 81' Nice work from Riise. The defender picks up the ball just inside the penalty area following a corner and beats his man before shooting towards the front post from a tight angle. Hunt clears.
    • 79' GREAT CHANCE!! Dembele slips in Johnson who goes through one-on-one and fires across Hennessey. The keeper makes the save but pushes the ball into a dangerous area. Dempsey races onto it and looks certain to score but a fantastic sliding challenge from Berra sends the ball out for a corner.
    • 78' Fulham look to attack down the right with Duff but the Irishman's options disappear as he looks up and the chance disappears.
    • 77' Berra and R Johnson clash heads when trying to win the ball. The former looks to be struggling a little.
    • 76' Hangeland's poor clearing header falls to Hunt who twists and turns to make some space in order to shoot. The effort is on target but Schwarzer is down comfortably to make the save.
    • 75' It's been a very disciplined performance from the hosts but the game has just lost its way over the last few minutes.
    • 74' Johnson latches onto a long ball and tries to hold the ball up under pressure from R Johnson. The striker lays the ball off to Murphy whose cross is overhit and rolls out for a Wolves throw in.
    • 72' Poor shot from Dempsey. Right idea though. The American receives the ball 25 yards from goal and knocks the ball out of his feet before trying to curl the ball into the top right-hand corner. It flies hight and wide.
    • 71' Hunt is booked. He tries to beat Riise to the ball but is too slow in making the challenge and catches the Norwegian.
    • 70' Hunt is down the right again and cuts back inside as he attempts to curl an effort into the far corner. It's not hit too well and flies into the hands of Schwarzer.
    • 69' Hunt latches onto a through ball down the right and crosses with his left at the first chance. Hangeland makes a smart sliding clearance.
    • 68' Fulham are a little sloppy. They're looking to get into good positions but the passing is wayward and isn't slick enough.
    • 67' Great football. Shocking finish and he knows it. O'Hara receives the ball on the edge of the area following some neat link-up play down the right. O'Hara has another pop with his less-favoured right foot and sends it into row Z.
    • 65' Jarvis intercepts a loose pass and plays the ball into Fletcher who takes one touch and rockets the ball across goal from the edge of the area. The keeper is beaten but it flies narrowly wide.
    • 64' The corner is cleared but only as far as O'hara who is standing 20 yards from goal. The midfielder swings his right boot at the ball and it flies about a foot over. Schwarzer had it covered, but it was a good effort.
    • 63' Fletcher controls a long ball with his chest on the edge of the penalty area before shooting. It takes a deflection and finds the side netting.
    • 62' Hennessey's clearance is poor and puts Henry in trouble. Dembele looks to steal the ball but is pulled down by the former Wolves captain.
    • 61' Hangeland latches onto the end of Murphy's corner but can't get enough power behind it to beat Hennessey. The keeper gathers with ease.
    • 60' Doyle looks to break following a sloppy Fulham attack. Riise tracks the striker back and pulls his shirt. Doyle hits the deck and Riise is booked.
    • 58' Sidwell heads over Duff's corner from 8 yards.
    • 57' Duff crosses deep into the box towards Dembele but R.Johnson's diving header sees the ball cleared.
    • 56' Nice one-touch play from the hosts. Hunt receives a pass on the edge of the penalty area before rifling a volley at goal. Schwarzer palms it over.
    • 55' CHANCE!! Hunt crosses from the right into the path of Fletcher, who mishits his shot into the path of Jarvis. The winger shoots first-time from 10 yards but skews his shot wide.
    • 53' Sidwell is really having a go. He's winding up the Wolves players and looks to be getting his own team mates going. Good stuff from the substitute.
    • 52' Riise swings over a decent ball to Duff who times his run to perfection to meet the ball 16 yards from goal. The Irishman scuffs his shot and sends it wide.
    • 51' Sidwell and Hunt go into a big challenge. They're both instantly up on their feet and in each other's face. It look like they realise that they previously played together and shake hands.
    • 50' Duff’s corner is poor. It is cleared away at the front post.
    • 49' With their two goal lead, Wolves look very comfortable in possession as Fulham chase down everything.
    • 48' Dembele’s first contribution is to challenge R. Johnson in the air. The Fulham man elbows the defender in the face and is subsequently booked.
    • 47' The visitors made two changes at half time. Steve Sidwell replaces Etuhu and Moussa Dembele replaces Kasami.
    • 46' The second half is under way. Wolves kick off.
    • 45+2' That's the half time whistle.
    • 45+1' GOAL FOR WOLVES!! They double their lead on the stroke of half time. Hunt swings the cross into the box and finds the head of Johnson. Schwarzer is out in no mans land and can only see the ball bounce off the post into the path of Jarvis who volleys into the back of the net.
    • 45' There will be one minute of added time.
    • 44' Jarvis receives the ball on the left of the penalty area before skipping past Hughes and looking to bend an effort into the far corner. Schwarzer is beaten but so is the post.
    • 43' Doyle is booked for taking his shirt off in the celebration of that goal. Silly.
    • 42' GOAL FOR WOLVES!! Jarvis' cross from the left is met by Doyle at the far post who beats his man to the ball. The ball ricochets off the legs of Hangeland before falling to the striker again. He makes no mistake in rifling the ball into the net from a tight angle.
    • 41' When Fulham do have the ball in the Wolves half they look quite dangerous with their slick and fast-paced passing. It's few and far between though...
    • 40' Waste! Kasami receives the ball on the edge of the penalty area. He doesn’t look confident in himself and passes when he really should shoot! The pass is awful.
    • 39' Doyle is released down the right but Riise races across to hammer the ball out of play for a throw-in.
    • 38' Wolves dispossess Fulham on the halfway line and attack on the break. Fletcher has a chance to shoot but passes instead. The ball is finally sent out for a goal kick following a poor pass.
    • 37' Senderos sees the run of Johnson and looks to play a diagonal ball but overhits it. R.Johnson ushers the ball out of play.
    • 36' The game needs a lift. The atmosphere in the stadium is eerily quiet. You could hear a pin drop...
    • 35' Fulham are now trying to control the pace of the game as they look to pass it around the park. Wolves are closing down their opposition and the space very well.
    • 34' The pace and the buzz of the last few minutes has vanished for the time being. It’s a little slow.
    • 33' Hmmm. Strange. Berra has the ball deep in his own half and has passes either side of him. The defender goes for a Hollywood pass and sends it straight out of play. Not the best.
    • 32' Wolves are really on top at the moment. The front, and wide men are getting into good positions but the ball just isn't being released quite quick enough.
    • 31' Great effort from O'Hara. The midfielder picks the ball up 30 yards from goal before having a go. It may be drifting wide but Schwarzer makes sure and pushes it around the post.
    • 30' Kasami's not having the best of times so far. He looks a litte off the pace and is struggling to get into the game.
    • 29' CHANCE!! BIG CHANCE!! Doyle chases a seemingly lost cause as Hangeland looks to usher the ball out of play. The striker nicks the ball off the defender on the byline and rounds Schwarzer but fires over from eight yards.
    • 27' O’Hara does brilliantly well in the centre of the park as he drags the ball away from three players before skipping past another challenging and releasing Ward down the wing.
    • 26' Wolves have had a lot of possession in the Fulham half but haven't troubled Schwarzer in the slightest. The only chance of the game was that earlier effort from Duff.
    • 25' Senderos looks to clear following Jarvis' run. The defender launches the ball into the chest of Kasami before clearing. Ouch.
    • 24' Berra makes an interception on the halfway line and drives forward. The defender tries to find the run of Fletcher but the pass was struck too hard.
    • 23' The player went down following a 50/50 with Berra. The referee didn’t blow for a foul but upon reflection it did look like the defender was late in the challenge.
    • 22' Kasami is down holding his left ankle. He looks in some pain.
    • 21' The Wolves fans inside the Molineux are getting a little irritated with the officials after a few decisions go in the favour of the visitors.
    • 20' Johnson, who is offside, receives a pass but acknowledges his position and elects to let it run. R. Johnson clears up under pressure from Kasami in his own box.
    • 19' Hunt is through. He's played in down the left and looks to bare down on goal. The flag is up. He'll go no further.
    • 18' Jarvis is free down the left and looks to cross for Doyle. The cross is disappointing though, as it flies into the keepers arms.
    • 17' Johnson looks to challenge Ward deep in his own penalty box. The defender looks in trouble but the Fulham man commits a foul.
    • 16' The hosts are passing the ball around in their own half as they look for an opening!
    • 15' Jarvis and Ward exchange a number of passes down the left before Ward shoots when another pass would have been the better option. Schwarzer gathers.
    • 14' A nice bit of football from Fulham. Etuhu, Johnson and Dempsey link up well down the left before the ball is shifted into the centre. Etuhu shoots from 20 yards but the effort is weak and rolls into Hennessey’s hands.
    • 13' Hunt's free kick is slightly too deep but is met by the sliding Johnson. The flag is up though. Goal kick.
    • 12' Doyle gets forward and beats two men before being brought down. Good position, this!
    • 11' CHANCE!! Should have scored. Johnson is released down the right and goes outside of Ward before pulling the ball back to Duff, who is 10 yards from the goal. The winger throws his right foot at the ball but the effort is straight at the keeper.
    • 10' Hennessey comes off his line well to collect the ball. His distribution is poor though, and flies straight through to Schwarzer.
    • 9' Riise bursts into the penalty area and looks to shoot. Hunt tracks back well and blocks the ball.
    • 8' Duff finds some space on the left and swings a dangerous ball into the penalty area. Ward loses track of Kasami and pulls him to the floor. Fortunately for the hosts, the flag was up.
    • 7' Kasami has loads of time 30 yards from goal. There are a number of runs being made both left and right, but his ball is terrible and is collected by Hennessey.
    • 6' Danny Murphy is getting some stick from the home fans following his comments last season stating that Wolves were too physical!
    • 5' Wolves look very comfortable on the ball. They’re passing it around with ease in the Fulham half under a decent amount of pressure.
    • 4' Great stuff from O’Hara. He skips his way down the right before crossing into the 6 yard box. Senderos heads away into the path of Henry, who volleys goalwards. Senderos is there again to clear.
    • 3' The stand behind Wayne Hennessey's goal has been closed for the time being as Wolves are extending it. However, there is a man sitting on his own in the stand with a sign next to him that reads ‘Nobody likes me’.
    • 2' Kasami collects the ball 25 yards from goal following Berra’s header. He bursts into the box and wins a corner.
    • 1' The game is under way! Fulham kick off!!
    • 14:03 We'll also have a minute's applause in memory of the former players ahead of the kick off.
    • 14:00 The players are making their way onto the pitch. Kick off is moments away.
    • 14:00 Both sets of players will wear black armbands today as Wolves and Fulham both lost former players this week. Frank Munro, who was a centre back for the Midlands side, and Roger Brown, who was also a centre back but for the West London-based outfit, both passed away earlier this week.
    • 13:55 KICK OFF DELAYED BY 5 MINUTES!! There has been a problem with a large number of fans getting into the ground, so we'll have to wait until five past the hour for the game to get under way.
    • 13:55 Since the start of February Fulham have kept a clean sheet if they haven’t conceded a goal in the first half.
    • 13:52 There has been a goal in the 22nd minute in each of the last three Premier League games involving Wolves.
    • 13:50 In the 2010-11 season, Fulham conceded just 23.3% of goals from set pieces, the lowest proportion in the top flight.
    • 13:46 Wolves haven’t won their first two home matches of the season since 1998.
    • 13:36 Fulham have kept clean sheets in 10 of their last 13 competitive games (including Europa League qualifiers). They have shut out their opponents in four of their last six Premier League matches.
    • 13:35 Mick McCarthy's side have won three of their last four Premier League games, scoring 10 goals and conceding six.
    • 13:34 Three of the last six meetings between these clubs have ended in draws.
    • 13:30 So, with just half an hour to go until kick off, here are a few cheeky stats about the game. - Wolves are unbeaten in their last six home league matches against Fulham since a 4-0 defeat in the old Division Two in March 1985.
    • 13:26 The teams are in. Wolverhampton: Hennessey, Stearman, Johnson, Berra, Ward, Jarvis, Henry, O'Hara, Hunt, Doyle, Fletcher - SUBS - De Vries, Elokobi, Kightly, Ebanks-Blake, Hammill, Milijas, Foley /// Fulham: Schwarzer, Hughes, Hangeland, Senderos, John Arne Riise, Duff, Etuhu, Murphy, Kasami, Dempsey, Johnson - SUBS - Etheridge, Kelly, Sidwell, Gecov, Frei, Briggs, Dembele. Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)
    • 13:22 Good afternoon and welcome to the LIVE commentary of Wolves' first home match of the season against Fulham!
  • Summary

    • 81' Nice work from Riise. The defender picks up the ball just inside the penalty area following a corner and beats his man before shooting towards the front post from a tight angle. Hunt clears.
    • 79' GREAT CHANCE!! Dembele slips in Johnson who goes through one-on-one and fires across Hennessey. The keeper makes the save but pushes the ball into a dangerous area. Dempsey races onto it and looks certain to score but a fantastic sliding challenge from Berra sends the ball out for a corner.
    • 76' Hangeland's poor clearing header falls to Hunt who twists and turns to make some space in order to shoot. The effort is on target but Schwarzer is down comfortably to make the save.
    • 65' Jarvis intercepts a loose pass and plays the ball into Fletcher who takes one touch and rockets the ball across goal from the edge of the area. The keeper is beaten but it flies narrowly wide.
    • 55' CHANCE!! Hunt crosses from the right into the path of Fletcher, who mishits his shot into the path of Jarvis. The winger shoots first-time from 10 yards but skews his shot wide.
    • 45+1' GOAL FOR WOLVES!! They double their lead on the stroke of half time. Hunt swings the cross into the box and finds the head of Johnson. Schwarzer is out in no mans land and can only see the ball bounce off the post into the path of Jarvis who volleys into the back of the net.
    • 42' GOAL FOR WOLVES!! Jarvis' cross from the left is met by Doyle at the far post who beats his man to the ball. The ball ricochets off the legs of Hangeland before falling to the striker again. He makes no mistake in rifling the ball into the net from a tight angle.
    • 31' Great effort from O'Hara. The midfielder picks the ball up 30 yards from goal before having a go. It may be drifting wide but Schwarzer makes sure and pushes it around the post.
    • 29' CHANCE!! BIG CHANCE!! Doyle chases a seemingly lost cause as Hangeland looks to usher the ball out of play. The striker nicks the ball off the defender on the byline and rounds Schwarzer but fires over from eight yards.
    • 11' CHANCE!! Should have scored. Johnson is released down the right and goes outside of Ward before pulling the ball back to Duff, who is 10 yards from the goal. The winger throws his right foot at the ball but the effort is straight at the keeper.
    • 13:26 The teams are in. Wolverhampton: Hennessey, Stearman, Johnson, Berra, Ward, Jarvis, Henry, O'Hara, Hunt, Doyle, Fletcher - SUBS - De Vries, Elokobi, Kightly, Ebanks-Blake, Hammill, Milijas, Foley /// Fulham: Schwarzer, Hughes, Hangeland, Senderos, John Arne Riise, Duff, Etuhu, Murphy, Kasami, Dempsey, Johnson - SUBS - Etheridge, Kelly, Sidwell, Gecov, Frei, Briggs, Dembele. Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)

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